This axe is 100 percent titanium (it will never rust or corrode) and is the lightest axe reviewed that comes with a fully functional spike. It is also by far the most expensive ice axe we looked at, as much as three times more expensive than the competition. Partially because of the price and partially because of limited distribution, this axe can be hard to find. If you're looking for something similar in price, consider the Black Diamond Raven Pro, Top Pick Award winner, or the CAMP Corsa, Editors' Choice Award Winner.
This is one of the better performing and lightest ice axes, which makes it a good choice for most climbers. It's biggest downside is the $240 price tag. The titanium is a little softer than steel but more durable than aluminum. Ian Nicholson has owned his for nine years and it is holding up great, but that is because he doesn't use it when guiding. It is excellent if you want real features at and ultralight weight and are not scared of the price.